Obituary: Henry “Hank” Cook

March 3, 1933 – February 15, 2019 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Henry “Hank” Cook, age 85, of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday February 15, 2019. Hank is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marlene Boersma Cook; four sons: Kenneth (Fran), Kevin (Carleen), Keith (Mari) and Kraig (Patsy) Cook; guardian son … Read more

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Agenda: Village Board meeting – 2/19/19

LANSING, Ill. (February 16, 2019) – In order to keep Lansing residents and businesses informed about topics discussed and decisions made at meetings of the Village Board, The Lansing Journal posts agendas for upcoming meetings here: Village Board—2/19/19 agenda (PDF) No Committee of the Whole meeting is planned following the Board meeting. Open invitation All … Read more

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The Underground Railroad in our back yards

Local experts to present stories and photos—Monday, February 25, 6:00pm by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill (February 1, 2019) — In 1843, Caroline Quarlls was a 16-year-old who left Missouri with a bounty on her head. She spent some time in Crete, Illinois, and other local areas before becoming the first enslaved person to reach … Read more

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Gov. Pritzker makes public statement following Aurora mass shooting

information provided by the Office of the Governor AURORA, Ill. (February 15, 2019) — In a media availability with law enforcement following a mass shooting that claimed the lives of five victims, Governor JB Pritzker offered the following remarks: I want to begin by acknowledging the amazing work of the Aurora Police Department and Chief … Read more

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Obituary: Ann Marie P. Koppitz

March 03, 1930 – February 15, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Ann Marie P. Koppitz age 88 of Merrillville, Indiana, formerly of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019. She is the loving mother of Michelle Marie (Edward J. Lencioni) Koppitz. Ann Marie is a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, … Read more

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USPS closed on Monday, February 18

information provided by the United State Postal Service BEDFOD PARK, Ill. (February 15, 2019) — The Postal Service will observe Presidents Day on Monday, February 18, 2019, a federal holiday. All Post Offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery. Customers needing postal services may use self-service kiosks at select locations or … Read more

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Fox Pointe sponsorships will not be on February 19 agenda

Autumn Fest 2018

Mayor Eidam directs administration not to pursue contract with Sinclair Solutions’ Dwight Welch by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 14, 2019) – “I never saw the February 5 Board packet because I was out of the office already by then,” said Mayor Patty Eidam via phone call this afternoon, her 14th day at home on … Read more

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Vox Fortura to perform in Munster March 12

information provided by Lakeshore Community Concerts MUNSTER, Ind. (January 22, 2019) – Vox Fortura is a Classical Crossover group from the United Kingdom. As recent semi-finalists on Britain’s Got Talent, this foursome of vocalists stormed the competition with a powerhouse display of vocal panache and sheer class. They will be performing in the Munster High … Read more

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Heritage Middle School students compete in Science Fair

Next stop: Area Science Fair; then Regional Science Fair by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (February 14, 2019) – In early February, 23 students in grades 6–8 won recognition at the Heritage Middle School Science Fair. In alphabetical order, the winners pictured above are: Nancy Bob-Nwojo Jorge Campos Stephen Curry Jr Taniya Ell-Bailey Fatima Garcia Luis … Read more

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